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Entire Sullivan University 2016 PA graduating class passes key exam

Every member of Sullivan University’s 2016 Physician Assistant (PA) Program inaugural class have passed the national certification exam. The graduates have all passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), which assesses basic medical and surgical knowledge. “This good news of our class of 2016 points toward bright futures ahead for graduates of the Sullivan

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Becomes Baptist Health Floyd

After months of transition work, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services officially became part of Baptist Health at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The new name of the organization is Baptist Health Floyd. The binding asset purchase agreement was signed at the end of June and was approved by the Floyd County Commissioners,

Entire Sullivan University 2016 PA graduating class passes key exam

Every member of Sullivan University’s 2016 Physician Assistant (PA) Program inaugural class have passed the national certification exam. The graduates have all passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), which assesses basic medical and surgical knowledge. “This good news of our class of 2016 points toward bright futures ahead for graduates of the Sullivan

Efforts to enhance prescription drug pricing transparency gaining traction

      Driven in part by retroactive fees imposed upon pharmacies by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and compounded by recent high profile cases of significant price increases for relatively common drugs, both retail and institutional pharmacies have continued to push for enhanced prescription drug pricing transparency. Recent state and federal legislation, as well as lawsuits

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,

Government Affairs

Tort Reform Will Improve Access to Care and Lower Costs

By Robert Couch, MD It happens every day in Kentucky’s health care system. You are sick and want to see a physician, but there is a long wait—sometimes days, weeks or even months. Instead of waiting, perhaps you go to the emergency room, where costs are significantly higher and large crowds often await treatment. Once

Healthcare issues in the upcoming elections

By Ben Keeton After a brief delay, the primary elections are official and we can move our attention to the upcoming general elections in November.  While we can feel a bit of relief from the campaign commercials, the next several months are important as the candidates present their vision for the future of Kentucky.  Healthcare

Features

Mitigating Risk—Five Key Areas of Focus

As part of a commitment to help healthcare providers reduce risk, Jeremy Wale with ProAssurance shares Mitigating Risk—Five Key Areas of Focus. These articles are designed to help remind healthcare providers of common risk management issues with a variety of patient types. Five key areas are:     1.Use Technology with Caution 2.Track and Follow Up on Your

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